Rankings & Reputation

Rankings & Reputation

Texas A&M University has earned top rankings for many of its graduate and professional programs, colleges and schools. Our diversity, value and research efforts also earn recognition.

Excellence: It's part of Who We Are

As the first public university in the state, Texas A&M has been leading the way for generations. Since the beginning, the Aggie family has shared traditions and values that strengthen the bond of our community — and Excellence is one of those core values.

Winners of the 2019 AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Awards
2019 AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Award Winners Categories included Excellence in Research-Doctoral, Excellence in Research-Master’s and Excellence in Teaching.

The Graduate and Professional School facilitates partnerships across colleges, departments and the community to enhance the academic experience for our graduate and professional students. We believe that excellence occurs when we embrace and promote diversity, support academic success and overall wellbeing, and provide mentorship and training from expert faculty and staff.

While we are proud of the rankings you’ll find below, what we’re truly proud of is what they mean: that we’re accomplishing our goal of providing a world-class education for our graduate and professional students.

Among the Best in Texas — And the United States.

University Recognition

Texas A&M is a unique institution in the higher education landscape, recognized in many different ways for its combination of excellence, affordability and potential to develop leaders of character who have an impact on the state, nation and world.



Among the best universities in the world

Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), 2021


Among the best national public and private universities

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Among top public universities in the united states

Washington Monthly, 2020

Our reputation for excellence attracts thousands of students each year. With more than 71,000 students enrolled for Fall 2020, Texas A&M was recognized as the largest student body in the Nation, according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Report.

Spotlight on Research 

One of the significant ways Aggies make an impact is through research. Since 2001, Texas A&M has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) with the advanced research mission characteristic and has a rare designation as a land-, sea- and space-grant university. With $900M+ in annual research expenditures, we’re able to continue making research a priority.



In national science foundation funding

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, 2018


In total research expenditures in the nation

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, 2018


In research expenditures in fiscal year 2020

Higher Education Research & Development NSF Survey, 2020

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Our rankings are a testament to the fact that we are one of the most productive and influential research universities in the nation — and to our commitment to helping students become leaders who excel in their careers and serve their communities, our nation and the world.
Michael K. Young
Former President, Texas A&M University

College and Program Recognition

While the Graduate and Professional School helps shape the larger graduate and professional experience, individual colleges and schools ensure that their programs offer the best possible education for students and lead to exceptional outcomes. Their efforts pay off — many of our schools and graduate programs are among the best in the United States.



Best business schools

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Best education schools

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Best engineering schools

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Explore Top-Ranked Programs

With more than 260 graduate and professional programs to choose from — many of which are nationally ranked — you can pursue your passion at Texas A&M and achieve your academic, personal and professional goals.

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Best law schools

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


In veterinary medicine

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


In part-time MBA

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Putting Students First

Best Value Rankings

Schools considered for “best value” lists offer exceptional educations at a fair price. Texas A&M has earned multiple recognitions thanks to our high-quality programs, impressive outcomes, professional preparation and relatively low cost. All of these factors combined make earning your master’s or doctoral degree from Texas A&M a smart fiscal decision.



Best buy (only TX school listed)

Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2021


Best value school in Texas

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Best bang for the buck

Washington Monthly, 2020

Diversity Awards

Publications such as INSIGHT Into Diversity have recognized Texas A&M for exemplifying dedication to diversity and inclusion throughout the campus community, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity in the Graduate and Professional school on our Diversity and Inclusion page.




Higher education excellence in diversity award

Insight Into Diversity, 2020


Diversity champion, 2 years running

Insight Into Diversity, 2020


To ensure that we’re providing the best possible graduate or professional education, we periodically survey former students to see how they’re using their degrees and whether they feel their time at Texas A&M prepared them well for the future. The vast majority of students who responded to our last survey are working in related fields, and they credited their degree with preparing them to succeed professionally.



Of former doctoral students reported working in a field related to their degree

CGS PhD Career Pathways Alumni Survey, 2019*


Of former doctoral students reported that their degree prepared them well or extremely well for their career

CGS PhD Career Pathways Alumni Survey, 2019*


52% of former doctoral students reported an adjusted gross income of at least $100,000.

CGS PhD Career Pathways Alumni Survey, 2019*

* Response Rate = 18% of 5,141 Alumni Sampled

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On May 31, Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) President Staci Rende will hand the reins of the GPSG over to her successor, Dahlia Taha. As her tenure nears its conclusion, Staci is proud of how she and the GPSG have grown and -- always motivated by public service – she intends to channel what she has learned about leadership into a life of service on a broader scale.

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